Dozens of people gathered at Fire District Three’s White City Campus on Agate Road Tuesday afternoon.
The goal is to have the center increase awareness about RCC’s fire science program.
RCC said they’re excited to be able to offer fire science classes on District Three’s campus and combine classroom teaching with hands-on learning.
“We are very excited to have this finally come to fruition,” said RCC’s Department Chair of Fire Science Gary Heigel, “and excited for what it’s gonna mean for our students and the community.”
The $1 million project was funded by both partners, $500,000 from an RCC bond passed by voters back in May of 2016 and $500,000 from Fire District Three.
It will also serve as a centralized location for other fire and public safety organizations to host local and regional training.
Nicole Costantino is a reporter and weather forecaster for NBC5 News. She comes to us from Phoenix, Arizona where she graduated from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She also received a minor in Meteorology.
Before coming to NBC5 News Nicole was an anchor, weather forecaster and reporter at KAET in Phoenix, AZ. In college, she interned for CBS Evening News in New York City and the NBC4 Investigative Team in Los Angeles.
In her free time, you can find Nicole cheering on her Sun Devils and exploring the Pacific Northwest. Feel free to send story ideas and chocolate chip cookie recipes to her on Facebook (@NicoleCostantino) or Twitter (@NicCostantino).